Mick’s Hazelman’s colourful, interconnected panels of flat acrylic delight and intrigue. His inspiration stems from the psychedelic movement of the 60s and 70s, with a nod towards the curious, intersecting shapes of Miró. Many pieces are created from a single line, overlapping and looping to produce rounded abstract forms, while others are mapped out with a ruler and compass.
Colours are often painted straight from the tube without mixing to ensure consistent flat coverage throughout the piece. Discoveries can be made; adjacent blocks of colour can suddenly appear as if one is multiplied over the other, while almost animal-like organic forms can emerge if the orientation is rotated. Palettes range from deliberate bold shocks of high-contrast colours through to muted, dusky tones.
Mick’s brushwork is calculated and precise, to the point where it almost becomes vector artwork via liquid paint. This from 20 years as a graphic designer, creating pixel perfect logos.